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Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
the agenda. >> thank you, we are adjourned. ♪ >> hello, and welcome to the department of elections right choice voting instructional video. it is part of the department of elections right choice voting outreach campaign and is designed to educate san francisco rig franciscoht choice voting. today we will learn what it is and who is elected using this voting method. we will also talk about with the ranked joyce l. looks like and how to market correctly. finally, we will see how the ranked joyce voting process works and to you an example of an election using ranked choice of voting. so, what is ranked joyce voting? in march 2002 san francisco voters adopted a charter to implement ranked choice of voting, also known as instant runoff voting. san francisco voters will use it to elect most local officials by selecting a first choice candidate in the first column on the ballot and deborah second and third choice candidates in the second and third columns resect to do -- respectively. this makes it possible to elect local officials with the majority of votes. more than 50% without the nee
SFGTV
Oct 7, 2012 3:00pm PDT
sunshine ordinance by elected official or department head occurredment i think you are continuing to drop the key phrase of 6734, that it's elected official department head or city managerial employee. and you should not drop the term, managerial here or throughout the rest of the proposed recommendation. >> okay. referral. means a written document from the task force to the commission initiating an ethics commission complaint. i think that definition can be modified to reflect that the referral is a document from the task force finding a violation of the sunshine ordinance. >> earlier you said alleging a violation. >> i mean they found a violation. whether we agree is a different story. but i think that a referral indicates. we wouldn't consider in a show-cause hearing a referral that did not find violation. we need to be clear that the task force found a violation to treat this with a show-cause procedure. okay. so then the last thing on this issue is what mr. shaw raised, the department head issue. >> one thing that came out of the last meeting, 6734 omits the employee from the re
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
san francisco evening. this district election is really important. i am proud to be here. this is a great organization. we have nine candidates and hello everyone. it's a pleasure to see everyone in the beginning and hopefully they remember me later. the way it will work is the candidates will have one minute that you submitted. i have four questions to start with, plus the league will have their own questions and we invite you to get your questions and someone will get them. the questions have been submitted on the leauge of women voters website and every candidate is going to answer every question, so now we have time keepers. our time keepers, our lovely time keepers are out in front here and they will hold up a yellow card to signify to the candidates have third seconds remaining and a red card when it's time to stop and we ask that everyone be respectful,y -- no booing and no hissing and we want to stay on the time line and you have important decisions to make on november 6 so this will give you an opportunity to have your candidates heard. all right. so we're going to begin --
SFGTV
Oct 3, 2012 1:30am PDT
violations by elected officials and department heads. >> that's good. >> otherwise we know how we got to this set of questions. otherwise people that pick it up for the first time will say, what is the difference between those two expectations. why are they separate. and we can separate them when there is a consequence that is different. but i think it tangles you up as it currently stands. >> commissioner renne. >> i agree with commission studley, that to combine "a" and "c" into one "a," make it "a." >> or "b." i was putting willful first because it's more severe. >> you would do willful first? >> because it's a higher order. >> i would make what is now "a" and "c" read, nonwillful violations by elected officials, department heads and city officers and employees. and that gets them all. and then say willful violations by city officers. and i agree it's confusing and your paren probably takes care of it. rather than a paren, i may say willful violations by city officers and employees other than elected officials and department heads. >> that's what i had originally. but i think it's
SFGTV
Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
registered, the november 6th election is coming up quickly in a short six weeks, it's a critical national election but also local races are critical as well. >> thank you supervisor mar, supervisor avalos? >> thank you, just a couple of items, just a note related to supervisor mar's last comments, resident of district 11, mike brown has been moving around with a bus registering people to vote in areas where there's very low voter turnout and doing a lot of outreach to people that are ex-felons who are eligible to vote who may not know they're eligible to vote since they passed parole, i think it's important work that's going on in san francisco and i want to commend mike brown for his work in the community. colleagues, you might remember last year, i had a hearing about the america's cup, their workforce development and local business plan, local business inclusion plan, making sure we hit our stride around local businesses taking part in america's cup and benefits from america cup events, as well as hiring local residents in some of the temporary jobs that are created in the america's cu
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
in school board elections in san francisco. by implication own a community college election would fit in that rubric, to support college advancement to people who have traditionally been put at the margins of our society. in those two elections, i think, are the most fundamental in the sense that they go to the root of advancement in this country and the obtaining of the american dream. so the school board and community college board i would certainly support that. >> thank you, miss olague. >> i don't think there is much to add to that. i know a couple of years ago there was a ballot measure that failed. so i would totally support bringing this back and allowing people to reconsider it. because as mr. everett said, i think it is important for people, especially those who have children in the school district and also students at the city college level to be able to weigh in on those types of questions. and i would be open to considering other elections as well. but i think as mr. everett mentioned, at a minimum, i would consider supporting and allowing non-citizens to vote in eith
SFGTV
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
read this stuff and running them out of a job. and elected with 10,000 more votes than ed lee. i can't believe this, this is a misdemeanor, you are committing criminal misdemeanors, shame on you. i told this to scott weiner, this is grounds for recall for the brown act on may 24 of 2011. and there were violations on may 24 of 2011. the building they lived in is a parking lot and sold illegally. hundreds and thousands of dollars of public property for private gain. i don't know if the purchaser is a contributor to mayor lee. because at that time he wasn't running for office. remember, run, ed, run. and no violation of the consortium laws, right mr. st. croix. and now a head member of the campaign is supervisor alogi. shame on her. this is incredible of what is going on in san francisco. and i am sorry i didn't prepare my comments in advance. >> good afternoon. my name is dana buller. i am new to this commission. what i know i get from newspapers or reports from people who are watching videos of things that happened. i am concerned because i think that the -- any actions you might contem
SFGTV
Sep 30, 2012 1:30am PDT
elected officials making policy decisions that are sustainable? that promote equity? or are they for-sale to the highest bidder? these are the things that we need to address, otherwise you will have the exact same problems of people asking for more and more people and creating a city where there is very wealthy and very poor people. so i would like to give a quick shout out in that direction to supervisor olague, who is having the san francisco housing authority try to film its meetings. it doesn't even meet at city hall and this is the kind of inequity i'm talking about. we need accountability. so i appreciate that and we need that. thank you. >> thank you, mr. everett. >> i'm the type the progressive who grieves believes that we're only as wealthy as the least among us. so means that in san francisco we can only go as far as the african-american young men and women who have been economically disadvantaged for generations here in the city. we need to provide jobs. with when we talk about green jobs of future and sustainable produce, we need to talk about how to feed the single mothe
SFGTV
Sep 29, 2012 10:00pm PDT
infrastructure and affordable housing. while i appreciate what a citywide elected can bring to balance at how we look at citywide development i want to reiterate these plans are only in two districts of san francisco and we're most accountable to those neighborhoods and communities. >> supervisor campos? >> thank you. i want to associate myself with the comments of supervisor kim, and i think with the presentation, she referenced checks and balances and that is the key in terms of how fast a i think we need to approach this. the reality for this agency to fill the mandate given to it, all of us need to be part of that work, part of that process, which is why that i think the exploration of split appointments make sense. i saw one of the residents in my district, former redevelopment agency commissioner miguel bustos, who does a great job on that agency. and i do think that the kind of approach that he brought to the job is the kind of thing we want to see from members of this body. i don't think that is precluded by a split-appointment process. so i do think that we need to have some time
SFGTV
Oct 3, 2012 3:30pm PDT
curious. i believe commissioner caen that maybe, i'm asking about the election of officers and how it's a one-year term and you can't serve an additional second year term. just the origin of that and whether that seems to be a policy that the commission feels like is a good one. >> well, it has been the policy of the commission ever since i recall. and the idea behind it, or one of ideas behind it is that if one serves as an officer, they get to know the commission limp as you go from being a president, you're still very involved in the commission and the business. it rotates the power so there's not one person that has the power and give us more of a sense of belonging. >> yeah. i mean, i was just wondering if two years or there's the opportunity to serve a second year would be of interest to the commission? >> one of problems with a two-year rule is under the current one-year rule, within somebody's term of office, the odds are pretty good they will be chair. because people come and go. not everybody serves the full term. just historically, that happens. so for the reasons that c
SFGTV
Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
respects has been the most fulfilling work that we have done since i was elected to the board of supervisors. the way that -- let me tell you a little bit about sort of how we got to this point. and we all have talked about and heard about community policing and the importance of having a police department that is connected to the neighborhoods that it serves. one day i was walking down 24th street, i think i was actually maybe going to get a burrito. officer cafe approached me. officer gang and sands had been doing gang prevention work at the mission station for a number of years. and officer cafe said to me, you know, we work with a lot of youth. we interact with a lot of young people, mostly young men, and we're kind of getting tired of arresting some of the same young people, arresting them, chasing them. we arrest them, they go through the system. at some point they may serve time, but at some point they come back out and we have to deal with them yet again. is there a way that we can work together to break that cycle? and, so, for the last year and a half we have been worki
SFGTV
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
, i want to raise sort of rule number six on the election of officers. just to open up the conversation. you know, i don't know if i feel strongly one way or the other, does feel like a one-year term is relatively short for president and vice president to be in office. and maybe commissioner caen can answer this a bit and probably best since she's been here. but also this issue that a serving president or vice president is
SFGTV
Oct 2, 2012 12:00am PDT
effective if the voters approved the housing trust fund at this november's election. at committee this week both affordable housing advocates and housing builders spoke in support of the ordinance. at the hearing the board amended to make conforming amendments to another section. also to add in an evaluation component. where the city would look at the effect of this exemption on achieving our city's housing policies. this evaluation would be done three years after the effective date of the ordinance. then in conjunction with the five-year updates that are required by the mayor's office of housing. also, as you know, that housing board ordinance is moving through the board committees, so if that becomes effective it would be a component with that reporting mechanism as well. also the ordinance was amended to move effective date to january 15th from january 1st to allow review of the specific exemption once the housing trust fund becomes effective. with those amendments the ordinance is recommended for approval to the board. then at tuesday's hearing supervisor ferrell's ordinance to rei
SFGTV
Oct 5, 2012 9:30pm PDT
and you all elected leaders i know by way of introduction to rachel hiatt will present an update that we have a leadership roundtable, all participated. as well as several board members; they noted that every day the planning commission, mta board, the commission, really do make policy decisions that implement san francisco's vision, and encourage us at the staff level but to us policymakers to engage and convene a local conversation about land-use and transportation. about how the decisions that you make on a daily basis can be mutually reinforcing, not only in terms of the outcomes that we produce so that we desire, but the mechanisms for achieving them. how do we get that affordable housing place? how do we get that below market rate, above the least affordable, and below the affordable market great? how do we use value capture tools? other delivery mechanisms for both the housing side and transportation side? that is an inspiring idea and we are happy to follow up if there is interest in something like that. i have spoken too long. this is rachel hiatt, senior planner in charge of
SFGTV
Oct 2, 2012 7:30pm PDT
. >> thank you and good luck. now we're going to skip around and go to item no. 4, election of president and vice president. >> should we just make a motion? >> we open up the nominations. >> so i'm going to nominate john to be president again. >> i second that. >> any discussion? any other nominations? >> and believe me, if anybody wants to take over, whenever and wherever, just come see me. >> i know it's close to your bedtime, isn't it? >> it's been a long day. call the roll. >> commissioner hyde? >> aye. >> commissioner joseph? >> aye. >> commissioner tan? >> aye. >> commissioner lee? >> aye. >> president newlin? aye. >> nominations for vice president. i would reciprocate and nominate audrey joseph our sound expert to be vice president. do we have a second? >> second. >> discussion? call the roll. >> commissioner hyde? >> aye. >> commission joseph?
SFGTV
Oct 4, 2012 1:30pm PDT
i'm working downstairs for the department of elections in a temporary position. i'm also serving on the pedestrian safety committee which i came before you guys and spoke. and used to serve as the west coast director for the environmental health trust and now as the director of the california brain tumor association. i definitely have a strong interest in animal matters. i have always had a dog my entire life, a golden retriever and i have him as a service animal through the san francisco spca. and he does go ahead and visit people in hospitals on brain tumor patients. so, that's something that i have enjoyed throughout my life. my plan, if i was to be appointed to this commission, is to focus on outreach definitely. i looked earlier today and there's no facebook page or anything like that. so, i think that i could be helpful in that regard. today also is animal role day and i've been asking, no one knows anything about it. so, i think that there could be some outreach in that respect as well. and i promise to be actively engaged and a responsible member of the commission if appoint
SFGTV
Oct 3, 2012 2:30am PDT
complaints and of the elected officials and department heads. the reason that doesn't track, in 3764, department heads and other managerial employees. and the idea is that if you remember your high school gramm grammar, it's a nonrestrictive clause. and even though with respect to official misconduct, it defines department heads to include other managerial employees. it does not restrict your hearing process. which should be reflected here and in the next chapter, chapter 3. with respect to the representation of these complaints. i have always felt very strongly, it's less clear in the current task force. when a citizen brings a complaint to the task force, the citizen has done his part. and from that point it's up to the task force to advice departments, city employees on the enforcement of the law. and if that means referring it somewhere else, the task force itself is the interested party at that point. it's not up to the complainant to turn this into a steeple chase or obstacle course. and block the complainant at every instance. because the entire city has interest in enforcemen
SFGTV
Oct 8, 2012 3:30am PDT
ballot measures in this year's election, please visit the san francisco league of women voters vote at sfvotes.org. remember, early voting is available at city hall monday through friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm if you don't vote early, be sure to
SFGTV
Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
case like this where a owner has offered electively to create two below market rate units without any requirement to do so. and i think it's a good one because, as was pointed out, even though they're rent controlled, presumably the rent in pacific heights is fairly high and, you know, it's not going to go down any. when there's a vacancy, the rent is whatever the new rent is. and, so, -- and they're vacant now. affording to what my understanding is, if they were under inclusionary units, that's the 60th percentile ami, which means if they're rental that's what they would have to be rented for. i don't have the number off the top of my head. it would depend how many people you have. presumably you wouldn't have more than two per studio, although you could. that would -- i think that's the limit. and that sets what that rate is. if they were sold as condos, then it would be 100 percentile, it does make ami. there isn't anything that exists in pacific heights, a couple small units that could be purchased at a very affordable rate. normally i would be in favor of having more bedrooms
SFGTV
Oct 3, 2012 5:30am PDT
that pension reform and i'll say that as xhn who was part of the elected family, i was guilty of that, i think all of us was guilty of that, not a lot was happening around pension reform until the civil grand jury issued its report, so i know there are times where there's going to be many of us at city hall to say to the grand jury, you should have waited to take on this issue, i'm glad you're taking on this issue, it continue tos bring in the fore mont something that remains unresolved. there are differences of opinion and i know there are some people in the audience whose opinions i respect that have a different approach, different perspective on whether or not this loophole is closed. we believe it hasn't been closed but one thing i do worry about and i'm wondering if you could talk about that is the trend in terms of the usage of hra's that you saw, i'm wondering if you can taug about that because i think that a lot of health experts will say that the hra is the worse kind of health care in terms of what -- how it protects an employee and so i want to know a little bit more about
SFGTV
Sep 30, 2012 1:00am PDT
francisco today? and if elected, what would you do to address it? and we'll start at one end of the table and move to the other. so miss breed or miss selby. >> boy, it's hard to pick one. i think that right now we are really suffering -- i'm going to look at district 5 in particular. we have a safety issue in district 5 right now. it has gotten more dangerous, particularly in the lower haight, hayes valley and even in pacific heights. we have a situation where in 23 days this were 100 assaults. and of those 100 assaults, 67 of them were for iphones. i actually have a relatively simple solution for this. i would like us to look at -- it would be nice if you could ask apple to disable their phones. they now able to erase your information, but they will not disable your phone or at&t. unfortunately i'm afraid government is going to have to step in and say you must do this or we will sue you. there is lots of police time and energy and worse, there are many, many citizens who are getting really badly hurt for their iphones and their ipads. >> thank you, mr. resignato. >> i'm going to g
SFGTV
Oct 8, 2012 6:30am PDT
was informative. for more information on this and other ballot measures in this year's election, please visit the san francisco league of women voters web site at sfvotes.org and remember early voting is available at city hall monday through friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm if you don't vote early , be sure to vote on november 6. thank you. . >> hi, i'm richard janning, a board member of the league of women voters. along with the league and sf gof tv, i'm here to discuss proposition d, a ballot measure that will be before the voters on november 6. the mayor, sheriff and district attorney are elected in november of the same year. the city attorney and treasurer are elected in november of a different year. proposition d is a charter amendment that would change the election cycle for city attorney and treasurer so that these officers would be elected at the same time as the mayor, sheriff and district attorney beginning in 2015. i'm here with district 8 supervisor scott weiner, and dr. scott fauker, an opponent of proposition d >> let's start with you, supervisor. thanks for having m
SFGTV
Oct 2, 2012 3:00pm PDT
supervisors. i want to thank you for all that you do. i am in fear of democracy. if we elect you, how do we know you will stay in office and not be sent to the ethics commission? how can you as peers and coworkers [speaker not understood]? aren't you concerned about the precedence this may cause by putting you in the glass house and making your elected office more vulnerable? please reinstate the elected chair. god bless you that you make the right decision. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >>> hi, my name is brenda barrels and i'm a member of slu 10 21. i'm a city employee and i'm here on my own time. what i'd like to say is that in the beginning our union endorsed ross mirkarimi. i was one of the people that worked my butt off to get him elected and why. so, i think we can't forget why he was elected in the first place. he was elected in the first place because there wasn't any other candidate that was running that would care for the people of color that are in the jails better than ross could. and that still hasn't changed. those people are still in the jails and they still n
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 6:30pm PDT
supervisors meeting regarding the ousting or the possible ousting of sheriff ross mcarimi, an elected official here in the city and county of san francisco. while i recognize some of you as honorable, supervisors, there are a few of you that are lackies for the mayor. whether you want to recognize it or look at me or not and realize you're occupying his old district and things like that. these are things that you have to realize. what kind of people are watching. not only san francisco. i do a radio talk show, it's heard across the country and around the world on the armed forces network. and i get e-mails saying what's going on in san francisco? what's going on in san francisco? this is the biggest case of political assassination since 1978 when harvey milk and george moscone i were taken out by an insane dan white. i mean, if you want to be the mayor's lackey, go ahead, be the mayor's lacky. you know, oust ross if you think he committed official misconduct. a lot of people don't feel that way. former police officers spent nine years with the sfpd. i wrote curriculum for the sf board
SFGTV
Oct 3, 2012 3:30am PDT
law and sunshine ordinance and we're given the run around over illegal elections. there's millions of dollars being stolen by the councils, the residence councils. it's off the hook and nobody talks about it. i want to mention a couple of points on the rush through this process here. there's a pattern of rushing through the process. when the sunshine task force didn't have one member who is disables, they stop and when the ethics commission has miss mean ors going on and the meeting is not properly agendaed and ada violations are going on you have an obligation to stop the meeting until corrections can be made or you are under liability for ada lawsuit. this should be elementary in san francisco and in closure i want to come back to did you remove proceedings in the charter from the deal from the final document from fifteen dot one zero five? did i get that right? a. we haven't taken any action. speaker: okay thank you so much. this removal from office really needs to come forward especially when there's such an unequal application in the laws in this city. thanks. speaker: i'm not su
SFGTV
Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
number six on the election of officers. just to open up the conversation. you know, i don't know if i feel strongly one way or the other, does feel like a one-year term is relatively short for president and vice president to be in office. and maybe commissioner caen can answer this a bit and probably best since she's been here. but also this issue that a serving president or vice president is ineligible for a second term. i don't know where the origin of that was and i'm just curious. i believe commissioner caen that maybe, i'm asking about the election of officers and how it's a one-year term and you can't serve an additional second year term. just the origin of that and whether that seems to be a policy that the commission feels like is a good one. >> well, it has been the policy of the commission ever since i recall. and the idea behind it, or one of ideas behind it is that if one serves as an officer, they get to know the commission limp as you go from being a president, you're still very involved in the commission and the business. it rotates the power so there's not one person
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
. just a few thoughts to share with you. we are coming upon a very special election in the next few weeks and people will have an opportunity to vote and as you're deciding on candidates and ballot measures to vote for i would like to draw your attention to proposition 30 and 38. with the understanding that if these prop propositions pass they have significant impact on funding. if neither one passes financial resources will be greatly diminished for schools in california and specifically here in san francisco. the lodge cuts include that we will be forced to shorten the school year by five days this year and nine days next year in addition to the substantial cuts that will be at school sites and for students. i want to encourage all of you to vote in the election. vote your witness but there's vote. the. >> >> schools of association or wasp as they are known in the district is accreditation process that all schools do to award diplomas. six high schools under went accreditation last spring and if you have never been through one it's a process that is rigorous and consists of teams
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 12:30pm PDT
and i have been effective as elected official for eight years and i will bring that into the board of supervisors. thank you very much. >> i am bob squarey. i live in san francisco. the 49ers were founded in 46 in my honor. i want to thank them -- [laughter] i will be given my season tickets up when i leave the city. i had them for over 40 years. they're gone but with that said i started two successful businesses in san francisco. i have a childrens' foundation "one children at a time inc." and did jobs around the world and every nickel i raised go to helping the kids. i will bring a strong budget control initiative to san francisco and i will show it by opening my district office in either on ocean avenue, lake side, and out of the money they give i will take a part of that fund and pay for that office in san francisco, but i will open it in the district so i will serve the people. bob squirey. i appreciate your support. >> thank you. mr. rogers. >> i am glen rogers and a native son of san francisco. i went to school here wanting to do public service and i went to sonoma state and
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
circuit. interest include election law, administrative law, statutory interpretation, constitutional law and property and natural resources law. he is a resident of san francisco's mission district. we are honored to work chris almendorf. [ applause ] >> thank you very much and thank you to all of the candidates who are here today. we're very fortunate to be joined by six candidates and what i hope will soon be seven. all of the candidates have agreed to ask their supporters to be respectful of other candidates and the audience and to maintain quiet during the forum. i ask you to respect that commitment. every aspect of this forum will be equally fair to all participating candidates. as everyone here knows candidate debates are often limited to latitudinal appears and personal attack. our debate focuses on critical areas of policy disagreement among the leading candidates. so this end the league of women voters of san francisco and the san francisco public press working with researchers at uc davis, developed an issue position survey for the supervisorial candidates. the candidates were
SFGTV
Sep 29, 2012 11:30pm PDT
elected. what's happening in the city of san francisco so sheriff and his family is more than we [inaudible] and i ask you to stop it. the mayor ed lee has used too much resources in this prosecution, political prosecution, resources, we should be utilizing for the welfare of our community. in addition, this process has been a bad process attempting man and allegations of perjury. what has happened -- it is an abuse, what happened to ross mirkarimi is an abuse of power, when suspended without pay, denying him the opportunity to the due process. >> senior, gracias. next speaker. >> okay, is that it? >> thank you so much. >> thank y next speaker. >> yes, sir, we need the overhead. yes, i'm a resident of san francisco, i'm from philmore, california, the registration drive to commemorate the children who died october 15, 1963 in salvage rachel motive of the ku klux klan niggers, but i'm here today, that's my soul responding and it's responding to radio station kpoo, when you talk about diversity, i'm not diversity in all directions at the same time, that's kpoo, and they deserve cons
SFGTV
Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
time, women were banned from holding property and voting in elections. >> susan b. anthony dedicated her life to reform. >> suffrage in the middle of the 19th century accomplished one goal, it was diametrically opposed to this idea. >> many feared it would be corrupted by politics. >> women in the 19th century had to convince male voters that having the vote would not change anything. that woman would still be devoted to the home, the family, that they would remain pure and innocent, that having the vote would not corrupt them. >> support gradually grew in state and local campaigns. >> leaders like ellen clark sgt come repeatedly stopping these meetings -- , repeatedly stopping these meetings as a politically active figure. doing everything they could to ground the campaign in domesticity. >> despite their efforts, the link made it tough whenever voters were in the big city. a specialist in francisco. >> the problem with san francisco is that women's suffrage as an idea was associated. >> susan b. anthony joined the provision party. a deadly idea in san francisco. liquor was the foun
SFGTV
Oct 7, 2012 12:30pm PDT
our children are brilliant. we know this. and i would like to thank the elected leaders and community leaders who convened this hearing this evening. you know, i worry not only about the well-being of my former students who are now freshmen in high school, but i also worry about their parents and how well equipped they are to support their children throughout their now high school journey. as studies have documented, a key component to student success are strong school family partnership and solid parent involvement. now, as the powers that be determine whether or not a task force is ultimately convened on this very important matter, i implore that you mandate parent representation within this group and a parent education component on the overall matter. there are a wealth of parents facing organizations in the city, magic coleman, parents for public schools and a number of others. please use us as content experts. as you continue to investigate this matter addressing academic achievement, opportunities for african americans, youth and other target groups as well. thank you.
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Sep 30, 2012 12:30am PDT
francisco to vote in city elections. in your opinion, which city elections, if any, should be open to participation by non-citizen residents and which non-citizen residents should be allowed to vote in those elections? >> the harsh reality is that so many non-citizens still have children in our public schools here in san francisco, throughout the state of california and throughout the united states. as all of you undoubtedly know. with that being said, it's vitally important that those parents still have a say in the education of their children. i would certainly support and promote voting by those parents in school board elections in san francisco. by implication own a community college election would fit in that rubric, to support college advancement to people who have traditionally been put at the margins of our society. in those two elections, i think, are the most fundamental in the sense that they go to the root of advancement in this country and the obtaining of the american dream. so the school board and community college board i would certainly support that. >> thank you, mis
SFGTV
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
couple days ago, congress before adjourning for the november election recess, passed a continuing resolution that funds the federal government to march 27th and unfortunately it did so without accounting for the inflation factor that is built into map 21, the new act. so, we wound up with 500 million dollars less money nationwide andthan was expected in that period. but bright note on that it is a short period of time and, so, we don't think the dod will have any trouble meeting the challenges of map 21 in that period of time with the money that's available. nevertheless, it's something that the house will surely have to take up when it comes back from recess to restore the funding that's missing now from the continuing resolution. on treasure island, i just want to provide a little bit more detail. the award that we got is from the federal d.o.t. and it's $4 80,000, and that adds to the already obtained $500,000 from the [speaker not understood] commission for priority development area planning to a local match of 245,000. we now have essentially a very substantial amount of fund
SFGTV
Sep 30, 2012 3:00am PDT
to find results and get results and i have been effective as elected official for eight years and i will bring that into the board of supervisors. thank you very much. >> i
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